NEW Game of Thrones Book 5 – A Dance With Dragons

A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin Title: A Dance With Dragons
Author: George R. R. Martin
Pages: 1008
Genre: Fantasy

The long awaited novel – book five of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ epic fantasy series – A Dance with Dragons is finally set to release on the 12th of July, 2011. Several dates for its release was previously announced but was not accomplished by author George R. R. Martin. Now that the novel is actually (almost) completed, I don’t think we’ll be in for any more disappointments!

Publisher Bantam Spectra made the announcement on March 3rd and after six long years of anticipation, this news comes as a real thrill for fans (by that I mean me!) The publisher estimates the book to run over 900 pages (as long as the longest book of the series – A Storm of Swords.) This news is doubly thrilling especially with the TV adaptation of the series – HBO’s Game of Thrones – is set to make its debut on the 17th of April, 2011. Well, I’m all set for the summer!

Here’s what George has to say about the book:

“I don’t want to spoil any surprises. I can say all the characters people have been waiting for are there: Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Tyrion. There’s also new characters, and viewpoints from characters who did not have viewpoints before.”

According to sources, the novel (as expected) will continue with the outcome of the massive battle. In the north Jon Snow is yet to face the biggest challenge of his life. Jon has powerful enemies not only in the creatures of the mysterious land of ice but also within his own Night watch of the formidable northern frontier.

Daenerys Targaryen, the only remaining scion of House Targaryen, now rules the city of the east with her three dragons. Daenerys however has numerous enemies that have set out for her. As her enemies rise against her, another man has set out to find her with his own plans in mind.

Tyrion Lannister on the other hand, is also on his way to Daenerys, having fled from Westeros with a price set for his head. Tyrion’s allies in this process are not actually what they seem to be. Their real intentions could damage Daenerys’ chances for Westeros forever.

From all corners of the great kingdom conflicts are slowly reviving and once again treachery and betrayal make their way into the war ravaged land. Nobles, slaves, soldiers, skinchangers, priests and outlaws alike will face undefeatable barriers. And although some will fail the survivors will grow in strength as darkness creeps in. A Dance with Dragons tells the tale of the greatest dance of all as the strong waves of destiny and politics take their toll.

25 comments on “NEW Game of Thrones Book 5 – A Dance With Dragons

  1. Kimmie on said:

    I love this series and I can’t wait to read the new one!! Besides Harry Potter, I have found these books to be my favorite fantasy series….and I can’t find anything else to enjoy in the fantasy genre! Especially since HP is over and Martin’s book has taken forever to come out! I was wondering if you have any recommendations on other fantasy books I could try? I’ve also read Terry Brooks but although it’s good, it doesn’t appeal to me as much as this series.

    • Susan on said:

      Hiya Kimmie, have you tried Terry Goodkind? His Sword of Truth Series in my own humble opinion was brilliant, I could not put it down, he draws you into his world from the first few sentences….also I found the late Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time Series to be brilliant as well. Try them, I guaranteeyou will not be disappointed. If you don’t want to spend money on the books, then maybe your local library will have them, or can order them for you. Have a great day! : ) !!

      • I’d suggest Robert Jordan’s series over Terry Goodkind’s. Goodkind has too many instances where he copies Jordan’s characters, scenarios and ideas outright. The original idea is always better than a pale copy!

        • Shawna MacDonald on said:

          I can’t believe anyone would use the words “pale copy” and Goodkind in the same sentence! Goodkind has his own way, a unique way of pulling you entirely into his world and making you feel as if you are part of it all.

    • Jared on said:

      Try reading some David Gemmel if you liked the game of throne series.

    • Try Eragon its a great series

  2. Michael on said:

    If you like RR Martin you will like Brandon Sanderson, the man who has taken up the Wheel of Time to finish off the last few books. I have yet to read anything by tis literary genius that I havent enjoyed.

    The Way of Kings (exceptionally long with a near OCD amount of heroes and villains)
    The Mistborn Trilogy

    Give them a try, you wont be dissapointed.

  3. Sean Cook on said:

    Agree with the recommendations above, but couple more I can strongly recommend. Robin Hobb is a fantastic writer, I find it hard to choose between her and George Martin. Raymond Feists early books are breathtaking, the original Magician trilogy are brilliant, as is the servant of the empire series co-written with Janny Wurts. Feist’s more recent books nowhere near as good imo, but his early ones are well worth a read. Finally a newcomer author, but quite possibly my favourite writer in the genre now, Patrick Rothfuss. The name of the wind, for a debut novel is sooooo good. And the sequel just been published, and every bit as good. Definitely worth a read.

  4. My daughter and I have both just finished Book 4 and we are wating with great expectation for Book 5. We have already put in our orders. It’s been a long time since I have sat and read 4 novels in just 6 weeks,that is how good these novels are! Diane from Aberdeen Md

  5. Sean from mass on said:

    I loved the Game of thrones stories but I am not usually inclined to non realistic series .I enjoyed Tom Clancy and Michael Crighton. I did love this series and was wondering if anyone has suggestions. Again I can deal with some fantasy but sometimes too much makes me lose interest.

    Thank you

  6. ubru bey on said:

    Didn’t know that Game of Thrones has many books same as the Harry Potter, i haven’t see it though.

  7. Patricia on said:

    Come on book five. PLEASE MAKE AN AUDIO VERSION! I drive an hour each way to work and have gone through ALMOST the entire UNABRDIGED Books 1 – 4! I cant wait.

  8. Try John ringo he has some fiction as well as fantasy.

  9. Try Terry Pratchett, he’s hilarious and talented, writing fantasy humor. Also, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, not so much traditional fantasy but extremely imaginative. His Sandman graphic novels in particular.
    Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files are good pulp, easy reading but fun.
    I’m off topic, but also a huge fan of sci-fi such as Asimov’s Foundation Series, Huxley’s Brave New World, Orwell’s 1984 and lots of other books that i cant think of because they aren’t on my desk

    • Deni on said:

      Wow Ray- we do read all the same books as I am a big fan of everything you named here. Watch this site for more science fiction in the future as I am reading a bunch of it now. I have decided we need more of a mix and all the stuff you named are great examples of fantasy that sits on the edge of other genres as well.

  10. Valeria Carroll on said:

    I would suggest reading Charlaine Harris True Blood Vampire series.

    • You are absolutely right Valeria. If you want to learn more about the series, we have a whole website devoted to the books and others like it. Check it all out right here

  11. scott on said:

    terry brooks is good also

    • Deni on said:

      Glad to hear you are a Terry Brooks fan too Scott. Be sure to watch for my upcoming review of a batch of great Terry Brooks short stories along with his latest novel Bloodfire Quest, due out soon!

  12. Joanna on said:

    Robert has good plot but story develops real sloooooow….i stopped at Book 3…

    No one mentioned David Eddings…..too mild?

    • Deni on said:

      Actually I think it is more a case of so many good authors. Eddings is a great author and his Belgariad series would be a great one to explore here. I might just have to add it to the list!

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